I am going to get political today.
If you have been a long time reader, you know that I have some ranty posts about midwifery, homebirth, legal issues of those, and related topics. You also know that I am one hundred percent against any kind of state, federal, or otherwise lincensure and regulation of midwifery -- that I am one hundred percent against any kind of regulation of midwives that limits the choices of consumers (gestating/birthing folks and their families).
I affirm that the only person who decides where to give birth, how to give birth, when to give birth, and with (or without) whom to give birth is the person giving birth. This in turn means that there can not be third parties deciding who can and can not attend out-of-hospital (OOH) births.
My midwife-friend, Katie Jenkins McCall, who is the owner/director of Sacred Transitions Midwifery Institute (for whom I teach midwifery skills and freebirthing skills classes), has spent a considerable amount of time working on the map in the picture below. She is open to people sending in errors/corrections and questions; contact information is found in the image.